Botifarra (Spanish: butifarra; French: boutifarre) is a type of sausage and one of the most important dishes of the Catalan cuisine.
Botifarra is based on ancient recipes, either the Roman sausage botulu or the lucanica, made of raw pork and spices, with variants today in Italy and in the Portuguese and Brazilian linguiça.
In Colombia, Butifarras Soledeñas are a popular tradition in Soledad, Atlántico.
Some of the most representative types are:
Usually white botifarra and black botifarra do not need to be cooked, but they are sometimes boiled as an ingredient of escudella i carn d'olla, a traditional dish made by boiling vegetables and meat; as well as in the Catalan way of cooking fava beans.
Grilled botifarra served with white beans (Catalan: botifarra amb seques or botifarra amb mongetes) is a typical Catalan dish.
In South America cooked botifarra of many types are known as butifarra. In the coast of Colombia, butifarra is a dried, shorter, almost round version of the sausage eaten with bollo of yuca and lime juice. In Argentina and Uruguay, butifarra is a very fatty, tender and whitish sausage much more like a cased pate, rioplatense butifarra is made with finely minced pork fat and meat that is cased in a soft sausage casing and boiled. In Paraguay, butifarra is a finely minced fatty chorizo that is commonly prepared in asado.
Butifarra is popular in El Salvador, also known to be found in Bolivia and Mexico.
In Tabasco, Mexico, la butifarra is a short sausage that is very popular with street vendors, made of seasoned mixed ground beef and pork, deep-fried and usually served with a stack of halved tortillas on each side.
In Peruvian cuisine, the word butifarra is used for a particular kind of ham sandwich. The Peruvian butifarra sandwichis prepared with jamon del país, which is a regional type of ham, and not a botifarra at all.